AULANDER, NC – Roberta Maxham Bland, lovingly known as Robin, peacefully passed away on November 20, 2023, at the age of 59. She was born on September 5, 1964, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Robin led a fulfilling life and made a significant impact on those around her. After receiving an associate degree from Chowan College, she embarked on a successful career in marketing with ECU Health Roanoke Chowan Hospital. Her dedication and passion for her work were evident to all who knew her.
Outside of her professional life, Robin had a variety of interests that brought her joy and fulfillment. She possessed a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed sharing her talent with others. Traveling was another great passion of hers, as she relished exploring new places and immersing herself in different cultures. Robin was a true lady of God, loving her Lord deeply and always had faith in His plan for her. She was always concerned for others, lending a helping hand in any way that she could. However, nothing brought her greater happiness than spending time with her family, especially her cherished twin grandchildren to whom she was affectionately called, “Oma”. Robin also shared a deep affection for her beloved cats, who brought her comfort and companionship throughout the years. During this time of mourning, let us remember Robin’s vibrant spirit, her warm smile, and the love she shared with those fortunate enough to know her. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Robin will be profoundly missed by her surviving family and friends, including her son Christian Bland (Olivia) of Ahoskie, NC; her twin grandchildren, Owen and Ellie Bland; four aunts, Kathy Maxham of St. John, Roselyn Phelps of Gloucester, VA, Marjorie Clark of Kernersville, and Pat Rawls of Auburn, Maine; and her best friends Cathy, Debbie, Connie, Cheryl, and Rachel. She was preceded in death by her parents Robert Alvin “Bobby” Maxham and Colleen Rawls Maxham.
Services to honor and celebrate Robin’s life will be held at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel in Ahoskie, NC. Visitation will take place on Sunday, November 26, 2023, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at 11:00 am at the same location. Following the service, she will be laid to rest in Aulander Cemetery in Aulander, NC.
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements for the Bland family, and online condolences can be shared by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.